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Stephanie M. (Plakias) Ciampa

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, June 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Stephanie M. (Plakias) Ciampa, who passed on Thursday, June 25th, after a five month struggle with metastatic cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, and immediately followed by interment at Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), Winthrop.

Stephanie was born in Newport, Rhode Island & lived in Winthrop her entire life. She attended Winthrop Schools & was a 1974 alumna of Winthrop High School. She was also a 1976 alumna of the Northeastern-Tufts Dental Assistant Program. & spent almost 40 years in the Dental Service Profession. She had a 32-year career with the V.A. Administration, Dental Service. Recently & until the onset of poor health, she worked with Doctors Becker, Becker and Silvius Dental Service of Shirley Ave., Revere. Stephanie was a petite, vivacious & always… “exciting” personality, always to be remembered & loved. Nothing was more vital & fulfilling than her role as a Devoted Mom, Doting Grandmother, Cherished sister & Special Aunt.

She was the adoring daughter to the late William & Lillian (Ricupero) Plakias. She is the devoted mother to Boston Police Patrolman Francis R. “Frankie” Ciampa & his wife, Christina G. Ciampa & the doting Grandmother to Francis C. “Frankie” & Leo M. Ciampa, all of East Boston, formerly of Winthrop. Adoring sister to Paul T. Plakias of Winthrop. She is also lovingly survived by her niece, Dena M. Plakias & her fiancé Hershel Beard & her grandnephew, Colton H. Beard, all of Winthrop. Stephanie also leaves a legacy of extended family & friends, many of which she has enjoyed since her years at Northeastern-Tufts Dental Assistant Program.

**Mask requirements, social distancing guidelines & capacity limits are in effect in the funeral home and church**


Visiting Hours

Monday, June 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, June 29th at 12:00 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop


Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section, Winthrop

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute- Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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  1. Veronica (Askovitch) Keris, Sister-Ann Marie Kirkman
    Jul 5 2020

    Paul and The Plakias/Ciampa Families,
    We are SO saddened as just read the Winthrop News as reside in FL.
    Stephanie, along with Brother, Paul, We knew from childhood as We grew up across the street from each other.
    Our paths, different schools, Lives with differences took Us All different directions, But WE WERE the CRESCENT STREET “Originals”, a REAL Neighborhood of childhood memories.
    She rests in Peace and pain No more.
    God has Her in a Special place, with Her Mom(Lillian) and Dad(Bill)
    She smiles down upon Us All

  2. Robert Dellorusso
    Jun 30 2020

    Frank, so sorry to hear about your MOM, I just found out, My sincere condolences, may she Rest In Peace.

  3. Diane fiantaca -Goggin
    Jun 29 2020

    Frank, your mother was a wonderful friend to me.
    I am so grateful that she honored me with the gift of her time and gift of her friendship . She taught me how to be a better friend .
    The time was way too short . She will live in my heart always .
    Diane ( dr Becker office )

    Condolences to all of you .

  4. Ginger Cross
    Jun 29 2020

    Dear Frankie and family,

    My sister was a dear friend of Stephanie’s, and she is the godmother of her son C.J.… she was one of a kind, always smiling, loved her pups. I would see her in the summer months up at the green bars and we would catch up, I will miss seeing her. She’ll be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time! RIP Stephanie

  5. Joni Hardwick Maliszewski
    Jun 28 2020

    Stephanie and I have been friends since we attended Highland School, then Winthrop Jr High and graduating WHS together. After college, we worked in the same dental office in Revere for Dr Page and Dr Silvius where she picked me up for work! We grew up 2 blocks from each other! Our mothers were friends. To We talked about our grandchildren and our kids and I wanted her and Henry to visit me in Nashville! She had the same birthday as my Nana. I’m sick over this and can’t fly back for her services. I wanted to meet her son that she’s so proud of. On 6/11 I texted her that I was praying for both of them. My heart is broken. I love and miss you my friend. Sympathies to all the family

  6. Bonnie Renda
    Jun 27 2020

    Dear Paul,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. She was much too young, vibrant and full of life. It doesn’t seem possible. May wonderful memories bring you comfort. Please send our heartfelt condolences to all.
    Bonnie Solomon Renda & Family

  7. Mark and Sharyn Solomon
    Jun 27 2020

    Dear Paul and family, Mark and I were saddened to hear about the loss of Stephanie. She was a big part of Mark’s teenage years and stayed in touch with us for may years after we were married. We and all the Solomons had fond feelings toward her. Our thoughts are with you. Take care. Sharyn

  8. Carol (BooBoo) Katinoglou
    Jun 26 2020

    My deepest condolences to Stephanie’s family and friends. I remember her as such a spitfire. She is in a better place with God, free from pain and suffering. So sad. So young. May the treasured memories you have wrap you in her love during this difficult time and always, until you meet again, for the bond of love lives on forever.

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